This week we talk about Netflix’s new show, Orange if the New Black and the new frontier of online original programming. It’s not something you’re gonna want to miss.
The song this week is “Would” by Alice and Chains. Why you ask? No reason. Just cause I like it and I felt a little nostalgic for the 90’s.
Why we still talking? Let’s get to the show!
till next week…
2 thoughts on “Episode 51: “Netflix and the New Frontier…””
As a loyal listener I wanted to express my thanks to the insightful content you guys continue to provide. The studios are apparently committed to tent-pole movies that justify today’s huge distribution costs. Hopefully, the growth of original content for online and cable programing will continue and they will produce more feature films that have lower production budgets.
I’ve recently noticed that script submissions making the later rounds on screenwriting contests are from people already in LA and in the industry; writers, actors, directors, producers, etc. Some already with representation are posting scripts on websites such as the Black List. Sounds like bullshit but if you Google their names you’ll find that several have listed credits on IMDb such as Derrick Borte. And then there are the crowfunding campaigns by celebrities who are hoping to fund projects under $10 million. They’re vying for traction in venues that I thought were geared for undiscovered talent. WTF? How bad are things out in Hollywierd?
“YOU HAD ME AT HOUSE (OF CARDS)”
… but the LOST comparison (being, finale aside, one of my all-time favorite shows) sealed the deal! I can’t wait to watch all thirteen episodes!
As another loyal listener I also want to express my thanks for the insightful content you two (and your guests) continue to provide.
By the way, I really enjoyed the return of the efftard of the week, and thought “Skippy’s” reaction was well justified. Although another great approach would have been to:
1) Say “Yeah, just hit control-alt-L and the software automatically not only does all of the radical format changes, but changes the tense of every sentence from present to narrative past as well!”
2) Then do your best rendition of Homer’s “For I’m the Magical Man from Happy-Land, in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snsj0L8-4Iw